LTSS - Certified Peer Specialist (Part-Time)
Inglis enables people with disabilities – and those who care for them – to achieve their goals and live life to the fullest. The LTSS - Certified Peer Specialist (LTSS-CPS) provides flexible, community based services that are designed to promote the empowerment, recovery, and community integration of individuals who have mental health challenges, as well as physical disabilities, by facilitating opportunities for individuals receiving services to direct their own recovery and advocacy process, by teaching and supporting the acquisition and utilization of skills needed to facilitate the individual’s recovery, promoting the knowledge of available service options and choices and the utilization of natural resources in the community, and helping facilitate the development of a sense of wellness and self-worth.
Education & Experience
In addition to the necessary skills and experience to perform the responsibilities outlined above, there are many traits that a successful candidate will possess.
- Minimum of a High School or GED Diploma; Associates Degree in a Human Services related field is preferred
- Credentialed as a Certified Peer Specialist.
- Minimum of two years of experience in a behavioral health/LTSS work environment
- Demonstrated experience conducting research, data collection, and analysis
- Knowledge of behavioral health and long-term support and services systems and resources
- Excellent communication skills (written and oral).
- Strong time management and organizational skills.
Essential Functions, Qualifications & Skills:
- Works with individuals to identify, develop, and access supports to increase his/her success in community integration
- Supports and teaches recovery and recovery tools and models personal responsibility, self-advocacy, and hopefulness
- Partners with each individual to assess their hopes, strengths, accomplishments and challenges in order to achieve his/her stated goals
- In partnership with each individual develops the recovery plan and his/her support system in order to support him/her in becoming self-sufficient
- Supports individuals in the self-management of critical or crisis situations.
- Supports individuals in coordinating with or in choosing his/her significant and relevant supports (behavioral health and long-term supports and services) in order to identify resources or arrange services to achieve his/her goals.
- Assists the individual in preparation and documentation of the peer support recovery plan, progress notes, and other documents that verify service delivery using person-first language, in a timely manner according to established quality and regulatory standards.
- Supports and assists participants when necessary and ensures participants safety when participating in events, visits, and other interactions.
- Assist in the development of an LTSS specific curriculum for supplemental certification for CPS’s
- Research and identify resources to be used in developing LTSS specific curriculum
- Outreach to potential employees and potential individuals to be served by the LTSS – CPS program
- Compile and organize potential data to be given to funders
- Participates in weekly 1:1 supervision and monthly team meetings discussing and assessing individuals served in various life domains.
- Assists individuals with educational and employment related goals, benefit acquisition accessing appropriate medical, mental health and substance abuse, and long-term support services.
- In conjunction with CSS Director, create a monthly schedule of peer-directed activities, groups, and trainings to include but not limited to WRAP trainings, mental health advanced directives, health screenings, substance abuse groups, peer support groups, housing options and other topics of interest to the individuals served
Founded in 1877, Inglis has been supporting people with disabilities to live the lives they choose, where and how they choose. From adapted technology, independent living apartments, and other community-based programming, to long-term care – Inglis meets the needs of the people we serve along the continuum of care.
Inglis has three key areas of programmatic focus under the “parent” of the Inglis organization, including: Inglis Housing Corporation, the largest private developer in the Philadelphia area of affordable, accessible independent living apartments for people with disabilities; Inglis House, our long-term care wheelchair community serving a younger population (average age is 54); and Community Support Services, a collection of programs that support people with disabilities who choose to live independently in the community. All of these services are supported with Inglis’ thought leadership in Adapted Technology and commitment to Person-Centered Care.
Inglis is a national leader in providing comprehensive care and services for people living with multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries and other neurological disorders resulting in some level of paralysis and mobility impairment.
Inglis serves more than 1,000 people directly, and many more indirectly through its website and other outreach activities supporting its mission to “enable people with disabilities – and those who care for them – to achieve their goals and live life to the fullest.”
Inglis welcomes great people without regard to disability, race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, military service, marital status, or any other characteristics, as protected by law. We encourage all Protected Veterans and the long-term unemployed to apply. Please send resume to Inglis Human Resources, 2600 Belmont Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org EOE, M/F/D/V